On 6th June, 2022, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Research, Professor Ouattara Frederic launched the Health Tech Platform in the country. This move serves as a part of the country’s initiative to digitalize health care so as to better serve its citizens.
Sub-Saharan Africa is covered under the Health Tech Platform, a three-year project aimed at promoting dialogue as well as action on health technologies. According to AFIDEP, the project’s goal is to build an African-led advocacy platform for the development and deployment of transformational tools and technologies to solve important health concerns in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The platform will be objective, transparent, inclusive, open, and balanced. Global, regional, and national stakeholders are all represented on the Health Tech Platform. In Burkina Faso and Uganda, this is being implemented at the national level. CRSN in Burkina Faso and CEPA in Uganda are leading the execution of the program in their respective countries, respectively.